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Belize
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1 Placencia Point

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Hotel Class
No. of Rooms
5
Minimum stay
3 Nights
Children under this age stay free.
12
Hotel Amenities Description
Full service certified Day Spa. Restaurant, bar, poolside dining, ocean side palapas, room service, pool, hot tub, gym.AMENITIES:- Ceiling Fan- Air Conditioning- Mini Ref.- Coffee / Tea making facilities- Alarm Clock- Radio- Shower- Hair dryer- Plug (110V)- Iron & Ironing board- Private terrasse / porc- Personal bathrobes- Room service (on request)
Hotel Activities Description
Diving, snorkeling, kayaking, Jaguar Preserve, Mayan Ruins, Monkey River Jungle Tour, tubing/caving, Belize Zoo.FISHING - Sport with the best guides in Belize. Soulshine Resort is dedicated to the full day of fishing. Catch and release, enjoy it freshly prepared for your meal or have us pack up to take home ...it is all possible! If its out on the flats for bonefish, in the lagoon for snook, out at Tarpon Caye for you know what or out off the reef for big game we are here to cover your fishing dreams.The place where you can get the grand slam.We are proud to have two of the best known and truly excellent fly fisherman working with us. Throughout the guide books our guides are the names in Belize for professional fly fishing. Booking should be made 60 days prior.March -MayWHALE SHARK TOUR- Come and see these wonderful graceful giants! Ranging from 15' to 30' snorkel and observe these docile creatures. We are a field station for Whale Shark Research Group, Inc. and are involved in the study at the reef of whale sharks. We normally snorkel with the sharks. We do offer whale sharks trips as mentioned above. Due to the movement of the whale sharks, diving is not the best whale to enter the environment of the whale shark. Again, due the movement, in which they are following food sources, we are able to spend more time with them in the water by following them to different locations and snorkeling with them. But, our primary concern is the whale shark and its protection. Some divers due to their ability to remain under water for the period of tend to stress the whale shark by constant contact and holding on. But, we do work with dive operations that will take you out on the specific dates that are particularly good to see them.The 2002 whale shark season has finished up and we are happy that all our guests that went out to see them were able to experience the incredible presence of the whale shark. We want to extend a special thank you to Guy Harvey and his crew for spending time with us and we look forward to your new art work with the whale sharks.Book early for next season to see these gentle giants of the sea!Scuba a very well equipped and professional dive operator picks up our guests at our dock for a nice diving adventure. Wall dives, interior reef, whale sharks and more. Receive certification, refresher course.SNORKELING - Relax as you experience a vast choice of the fine underwater landscapes. The novice to the experienced will be satisfied.In line with Soulshine Resort and Spa's catered service, try our private day of caye hopping, charter one of our experienced guides to take you through the range of cayes, stop have lunch on one and check out others. Find the one you want to sunbathe on!Monkey RiverLocated in southern Belize near Placencia, this popular tour takes guests down the lagoon to the Monkey River where they will cruise up the river seing many birds, plants and trees. It might be possible to see a manatee or dolphin along the way. Then hike nw-cut jungle paths to spot howler monkeys, iguanas and much more. Then lunch on the shore of the Monkey River and a visit to the local village on the way back down.Land based tripsCOCKSCOMB BASIN - Visit the only Jaguar preserve in the world. Enjoy excellent hiking into the rain forest where the abundance of butterflies, orchids and birds will captivate you. Also, enjoy the Mayan village at the entrance where you can pick up a little something in the gift shop.CAVING AND TUBING AT CAVES BRANCH - here is a great trip for those who like to have a little adventure/ scenery and history all wrapped up in one great trip....this is a favorite of the staff of Soulshine. We take you up to the state park Blue Hole off the Humming Bird Highway and you are guided by trained and skilled guides into the caves of the Mayan Mountains. You venture up by tubes and hike into the cave in which you will explore the Mayan civilizations history found on the walls of the underground. Have lunch as you observe the stalactites and stalagmites hundreds of yards below the mountains. Well....we will not tell you it all.MAYAN RUINS - Xunantunich is a favorite. Now under reconstruction by the Belize Archaeology Department it is an amazing feat. Enjoy a scenic trip through the Mayan Mountains and hike the 130' tall ruins.Kayaks are free to use for our guests. An early morning or afternoon leisure paddle through the lagoon gives a relaxing scenic trip, check out the manatee or dolphin that reside just a short paddle from our beach.If you would like to see the zoo, we have the best way to do it. On your departing day allow us to drive you the scenic country side up the Humming Bird Highway and stop at the zoo and catch lunch at a near by restaurant, then be dropped off at the International Airport.

Beaches and Pools

Is there a pool on-site?
Soulshine Resort & Spa is a small intimate resort. We are the only resort in the village of Placencia, Belize with the uniqueness of the ability to be located on a private island yet after crossing a small inlet from the ocean be a five minute walk to the laid back village of Placencia. The five spacious authentic, local thatched cabanas are aesthetically pleasing and well equipped with a microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, fresh water, full bath, air conditioning and a relaxing front porch to sit and watch the world go by. Each cabana is uniquely decorated and have different bedding configurations. Recognition: Caribbean Travel and Life: \top ten small inn that you will love...editors choice\ listed Soulshine Resort and Spa as one of the top ten editors choice.

It is called the best kept secret in Belize by all who visit us! Enjoy snorkeling, whale shark tours outside the reef, Monkey River Jungle tour, fishing, Cockscomb Jaguar Preserve, Mayan Ruins, kayaking, caving and much more. Also, being situated at the very point of Placencia relax by the the only swimming pool in the village and enjoy the breath taking view of the sun setting over the Caribbean sea and the bordering Mayan Mountain Range.

Our spacious authentic thatched cabanas are equipped with a microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, fresh water, full bath, air conditioning, various configuration of bedding and a relaxing front porch to sit and watch the world go by.

Sit in one of our European spa tubs and watch the sunset over the ocean or enjoy a wonderful massage, facial, nails, wrap and more out by the ocean in our wonderful thatched roof, Mexican tiled spa room. Our spa technician is internationally trained and experienced in herbs, arometherapy and Thai massage along with an array of experience. Start your day off with Yoga on the beach!

Relax and watch the sunset while sitting in our large hot tub by the ocean and remember the great day you had!

Our restaurant and bar offer a light fare menu during the day and a full course menu in the evening. Meals range from local dishes and seafood to specialty vegetarian. Sip a wonderful glass of wine, or quench your thirst with a icy margarita or fruity Pina Colada.

We offer a beautiful, private beach area with a wonderful view of the Caribbean sea and the southern coast of Belize. Our fresh water swimming pool is serviced by the sunset bar and grill through out the day .

We can assist you in group and individual packages, from airfare to specialty trips to the Cayes and Tikal. So... drop us a email and let us know how we can make your vacation a great experience!

Tucked away at the private most southern point of picturesque Placencia, is the one and only outdoor health and beauty spa in southern Belize, Soulshine Resort and Spa. Relax, among our natural plantings of cashews, coconuts, sea grapes, oranges limes and over 40 varieties of flowers and shrubs.

Visit our sanctuary by the sea, and we will pamper your body, soothe your soul and balance your spirit. Dip into the swirls of the hot tub in our peaceful tropical setting, relax in the soaking tub or treat yourself to a full body massage in our ocean front spa room on the beach, where shards of sunlight filter through the natural thatched roof and the gentle sea breeze cools your body.

Our Tropical Soulshine Relaxation Baths is our signature treatment that is a must to help you relax and feel the presence of all the local herbs and fauna. This Bathing Experience recaptures the bathing traditions of the ancient Mayan using our own special local herbal waters which will be an integral part of your spa visit. The ritual, which is intended to be a 45- to 60-minute cycle, is experienced in our stunning new ocean front spa. Beginning with an exfoliation shower and moving to a warm pool soak, followed by a hot pool soak and a cooling shower, to a relaxing therapeutic massage. Your bathing ritual ends by a cool down and relaxation period in the resting patio overlooking the Caribbean Sea after you drink a large glass of water to properly re-hydrate.

In between treatments, our private beach is waiting for youナ Or enjoy the restaurants fresh cuisine, pool side. Shaded by original thatch and coconut trees enjoy delectable dishes specially prepared for your appetite. Our gym offers work out equipment for you use on your own or with assistance.

The gym offers universal weights, free weights, treadmill, workout bag, videos, mats, stair stepper.

Tropical Facials

Soulshine Honey Facial- designed to pamper you. A facial that stimulates circulation while soothing and nourishing your skin. Includes scalp massage with warmed herbal oils and you have a choice of either your feet or hands massaged and treated with warm herbal towels.

Soul Refiner- Bathe in a relaxing floral & herb tub, followed by a detoxing herbal body wrap . Made complete with an arometherapy 60 minute massage.

Coconut Soulshine Glow ヨ Scrubbed from head to toe. Treat yourself to an invigorating rub, utilizing local fresh coconut, cornmeal and warmed almond oil. Your body will be re-mineralized, your nervous system stimulated. Silky smooth skin that will glo.

Seaweed Facial- A naturally exfoliating facial that refines and cleanses the pores. This treatment is especially effective for toning and evening skin complexions.

Papaya Facial- A pure and natural facial that utilizes our local papaya. Includes gentle face, neck and shoulder massage. Scalp will be massaged with warm herbal oils . Hands and feet are also treated to a mini massage

Back Treatment - same idea as a facial, just on the back, combined with a back, neck, shoulder, and head massage. Mostly for people with rough skin or back acne.

Try our mud facials and wraps...

Spa Treatments

MOOR MUD WRAP - Mineral rich earth is a natural and effective treatment, used since ancient times, to soften, tone and purify the skin. After a stimulating body rub, we apply warm moor mud and wrap you. As you lay warmly wrapped your scalp will be gently massaged with warm herbal oils.

Soul wonderful Purification Pack -Moor Mud Wrap to tone and purify your skin. An invigorating 60 minute deep tissue massage. Soak away the toxins in your 30 minute tropical bathe.

SEAWEED WRAP - This full body treatment brings the therapeutic virtues of the sea to you, as we wrap you in our incomparable seaweed wrap. Seaweed which is rich in vitamins work to nourish, aid in cell development, provide a smoother, more supple texture and appearance and allows the skin to build up its own natural supply of moisture.

HERBAL BODY WRAP - Warmed from your private tub, you will be dry brushed and then enveloped in hot, fragrant herbal soaked linens. The result is deep relaxation and the elimination of toxins. Leaving your body soft and clean.

SALT GLO - Scrubbed from head to toe. Treat yourself to an invigorating rub, utilizing ancient sea salt, cornmeal and warmed almond oil. Your body will be re-mineralized, your nervous system stimulated. Silky smooth skin.

BODY POLISH - Luxurious body buffer, exfoliates deep cleanses and refines the skin. Leaves the whole body soft, smooth and glowing.

Let Your Soulshine- Luxuriant Body Polish to cleanse and refine your skin. Honey facial followed by a foot pampering treatment.

HERBAL BODY WRAP ヨ Warmed from your private tub, you will be dry brushed and then enveloped in hot, fragrant herbal soaked linens. The result is deep relaxation and the elimination of toxins. Leaving your body soft and clean.

Massages

Aroma therapy - Feel your tension and muscle pain melt away. Aroma therapy is a healing art which uses essential oils applied to the skin through a luxurious and therapeutic lymphatic drainage massage. This deeply relaxing form of massage helps cleanse the body of toxins, gets rid of muscle aches and pains, and leaves you tension-free and content.

Deep Tissue Massage

A treatment for those wanting something moreナ

A firm, yet soothing, massage that can be specific - focusing on your \problem\ areas, or general - a deep, full-body massage, depending on your needs. You direct the massage and watch the tension fade away. Using techniques such as myofascia work and trigger-point therapy, this massage is a must for anyone with nagging muscle aches such as low back pain or even headaches!

Swedish Relaxation Massage

Settle in for a deeply soothing, gentle massage.

Relax as the stress melts away with a traditional Swedish Massage. \Flushing\ strokes are used to help the body clear away toxins and improve overall circulation. The muscles are gently kneaded to unravel any built-up tension. The body is left in a state of bliss!
Enjoy!

Hot Rocks use of volcanic rocks in conjunction with therapeutic massage to melt away aches and pains and promote relaxation

Yoga - Because of the private intimate nature of Soulshine that exudes instruction of Yoga is tailored to the individual student. Ideal for the beginner where the attention can be given so correct alignment of every posture and at the same time honoring the body without judgment. The intermediate and the advanced will also derive satisfaction and challenges put towards the perfecting of old and new asanas. All will find a calm relaxing result caused by the integral nature of Hatha Yoga offers.


Full service certified Day Spa. Restaurant, bar, poolside dining, ocean side palapas, room service, pool, hot tub, gym.AMENITIES:- Ceiling Fan- Air Conditioning- Mini Ref.- Coffee / Tea making facilities- Alarm Clock- Radio- Shower- Hair dryer- Plug (110V)- Iron & Ironing board- Private terrasse / porc- Personal bathrobes- Room service (on request)
Diving, snorkeling, kayaking, Jaguar Preserve, Mayan Ruins, Monkey River Jungle Tour, tubing/caving, Belize Zoo.FISHING - Sport with the best guides in Belize. Soulshine Resort is dedicated to the full day of fishing. Catch and release, enjoy it freshly prepared for your meal or have us pack up to take home ...it is all possible! If its out on the flats for bonefish, in the lagoon for snook, out at Tarpon Caye for you know what or out off the reef for big game we are here to cover your fishing dreams.The place where you can get the grand slam.We are proud to have two of the best known and truly excellent fly fisherman working with us. Throughout the guide books our guides are the names in Belize for professional fly fishing. Booking should be made 60 days prior.March -MayWHALE SHARK TOUR- Come and see these wonderful graceful giants! Ranging from 15' to 30' snorkel and observe these docile creatures. We are a field station for Whale Shark Research Group, Inc. and are involved in the study at the reef of whale sharks. We normally snorkel with the sharks. We do offer whale sharks trips as mentioned above. Due to the movement of the whale sharks, diving is not the best whale to enter the environment of the whale shark. Again, due the movement, in which they are following food sources, we are able to spend more time with them in the water by following them to different locations and snorkeling with them. But, our primary concern is the whale shark and its protection. Some divers due to their ability to remain under water for the period of tend to stress the whale shark by constant contact and holding on. But, we do work with dive operations that will take you out on the specific dates that are particularly good to see them.The 2002 whale shark season has finished up and we are happy that all our guests that went out to see them were able to experience the incredible presence of the whale shark. We want to extend a special thank you to Guy Harvey and his crew for spending time with us and we look forward to your new art work with the whale sharks.Book early for next season to see these gentle giants of the sea!Scuba a very well equipped and professional dive operator picks up our guests at our dock for a nice diving adventure. Wall dives, interior reef, whale sharks and more. Receive certification, refresher course.SNORKELING - Relax as you experience a vast choice of the fine underwater landscapes. The novice to the experienced will be satisfied.In line with Soulshine Resort and Spa's catered service, try our private day of caye hopping, charter one of our experienced guides to take you through the range of cayes, stop have lunch on one and check out others. Find the one you want to sunbathe on!Monkey RiverLocated in southern Belize near Placencia, this popular tour takes guests down the lagoon to the Monkey River where they will cruise up the river seing many birds, plants and trees. It might be possible to see a manatee or dolphin along the way. Then hike nw-cut jungle paths to spot howler monkeys, iguanas and much more. Then lunch on the shore of the Monkey River and a visit to the local village on the way back down.Land based tripsCOCKSCOMB BASIN - Visit the only Jaguar preserve in the world. Enjoy excellent hiking into the rain forest where the abundance of butterflies, orchids and birds will captivate you. Also, enjoy the Mayan village at the entrance where you can pick up a little something in the gift shop.CAVING AND TUBING AT CAVES BRANCH - here is a great trip for those who like to have a little adventure/ scenery and history all wrapped up in one great trip....this is a favorite of the staff of Soulshine. We take you up to the state park Blue Hole off the Humming Bird Highway and you are guided by trained and skilled guides into the caves of the Mayan Mountains. You venture up by tubes and hike into the cave in which you will explore the Mayan civilizations history found on the walls of the underground. Have lunch as you observe the stalactites and stalagmites hundreds of yards below the mountains. Well....we will not tell you it all.MAYAN RUINS - Xunantunich is a favorite. Now under reconstruction by the Belize Archaeology Department it is an amazing feat. Enjoy a scenic trip through the Mayan Mountains and hike the 130' tall ruins.Kayaks are free to use for our guests. An early morning or afternoon leisure paddle through the lagoon gives a relaxing scenic trip, check out the manatee or dolphin that reside just a short paddle from our beach.If you would like to see the zoo, we have the best way to do it. On your departing day allow us to drive you the scenic country side up the Humming Bird Highway and stop at the zoo and catch lunch at a near by restaurant, then be dropped off at the International Airport.

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A Gem of a Resort!

Having just returned from our third stay at Soulshine, we felt it was time to share with the world our little gem of a resort we found on the tip of the Placencia peninsula. We've found what we've come to call our home away from home in Soulshine Resort.

Todd and his staff have always treated us more like family than guests. Taking care of all our arrangements for tours and trips as well as putting fresh flowers all thru our cabana, even spelling out Happy Birthday in flower petals on our bed for my 30th birthday. So many little things, done with such warmth and sincerity, its obvious you've come across somewhere very special.

The food at Soulshine is quite possibly some of the best cuisine we've had in all our travels, and being a vegetarian was no problem....They have a spa room for all kinds of treatments & massages, as well as a hot tub and a swimming pool.

There is nothing better than to lay in the hammocks on the dock out in the lagoon. We've seen manta rays, manatees, and dolphins in the lagoon as well as tons of beautiful fish & starfish. Definitely use the kayaks at the resort and paddle all thru the magroves around the resort..

Soulshine is definitely the place to stay in Belize, hands down!

Travel Details

Date of stay
February 02, 2014
Where are you from (city, state)?
Memphis, Tennessee

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Horrific Disappointment

We thought we'd have a nice "boutique" resort experience, considering the price and the promises. Instead, we found ourselves in a mosquito infested work area sitting on reclaimed land. We complained to the owner about the constant noise of the construction, the unbelievably bad food, and the coatings of mosquito bites. He told us, "you can move but I'm not giving you and money back," and then suggested we use Avon's skin so soft so that the bugs couldn't bite.

This place really should be condemned, and I suspect the owner is wanted for fraud in at least one country. Its absolutely embarrassing how terrible this place is.

Travel Details

Date of stay
February 21, 2007
Where are you from (city, state)?
New York, NY

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Avoid Soulshine

A very overpriced resort for what you get-or don't get. Count out peace and quiet as there is an open-air disco right across the canal, which means you are subject to boat noise at all hours. Beach is a joke, as was the food. Does not cater to vegetarians as claimed. Resort is currently for sale and owner not putting much more effort into the place.

Travel Details

Date of stay
April 16, 2006
Where are you from (city, state)?
Canaan, New York

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